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Yesterday’s look at the relationship to Detroit Lions’ record breaking quarterbacks Matthew Stafford and Scott Mitchell showed that Stafford relies on his top receiver a lot less than Mitchell relied on his. Hopefully it rids anyone of the thought that Stafford’s season is an apparition caused by the presence of a freakish all-world wide receiver. The question still remains, however; who is the Lions MVP?
It is a question that Kevin Seifert posed on the ESPN NFC North blog earlier this week. One could point to last weekend’s game against the Raiders as proof that Calvin Johnson is the team’s MVP. On the other hand, one could point to the Lions game against the Panthers as evidence for Stafford as the team’s MVP. After totaling nearly 5,500 votes, the general public gives Megatron the edge as MVP by a 58/42 split. I was one of those poll voters and I ended up in the minority. Here’s why I voted that way…
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With Matthew Stafford having already broken the Detroit Lions’ single season touchdown record and positioned to break the single season passing yardage record on Saturday, it is worth taking a look at his season so far in comparison to Scott Mitchell’s record setting 1995 season.
Just as Stafford and Johnson are enjoying career years in 2011, Scott Mitchell and Herman Moore did...
Receiver Calvin Johnson was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Detroit Lions to a dramatic come-from-behind win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, the team announced today.
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Lions made the playoffs for the first time since 1999 as Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes in the first half to beat the San Diego Chargers 38-10 Saturday.
Detroit (10-5) has won three straight after a seven-game slump to earn a wild-card spot in the playoffs.
According to the Chargers (7-8), they will not be in the postseason for a second...
Lions coaches and players noted that it took a total team effort to mount a massive comeback victory at Oakland. But receiver Calvin Johnson was singled out Wednesday for his exceptional contribution to that effort.
Lions fans everywhere just got the best Christmas present of all: the team’s first playoff berth since 1999. With Saturday’s win against the San Diego Chargers, the Lions clinched their first bid in the post-season in 11 years; a drought that matched the NFL’s longest.
Of all the things I expected to see Christmas Eve, a 38-10 Detroit Lions victory was not one. A hot Chargers...
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and center Dominic Raiola were among the players who talked about their team's 38-10 victory against San Diego.
The Detroit Lions made the playoffs for the first time since 1999 as Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes in the first half to beat the San Diego Chargers 38-10
3: Lions QBs who have had 4,000-yard passing seasons: Matthew Stafford (2011), Jon Kitna (2006 and 2007) and Scott Mitchell (1995).
The Detroit Lions made the playoffs for the first time since 1999 as Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes in the first half to beat the San Diego Chargers 38-10 Saturday.
In the true spirit of the holidays, Redskins outside linebacker Brian Orakpo made two tickets to Sunday’s game against the Vikings available on Twitter.
All you had to know was some Brian Orakpo Trivia:
Question time for 2 tiks to Vikings Game Saturday— Brian Orakpo (@rak98) December 22, 2011
Which team and QB was my first career sack against?— Brian Orakpo (@rak98...
After a decade of losing, the Detroit Lions are in the playoffs. And they made sure the San Diego Chargers are out. With their fans chanting "PLAYOFFS" for the final minutes, Detroit got there for the first time since 1999 as Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes in the first half to beat the Chargers 38-10 Saturday.
Towering practice-field tool assembled last summer is designed to approximate a jumbo-sized receiver with jaw-dropping jumping ability, just like Lions' Calvin Johnson.